A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


During the week of May 18 – May 22, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.

Ascension Parish: Ascension Parish had no court news to report this week. Assumption Parish: Denzell Lewis, 102 Marshall Lane Napoleonville, LA., age 24, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Aggravated Flight from an Officer….READ MORE

Labadieville Man Pleads Guilty in Connection with 2019 Drug Arrest

          On May 18, 2020, Michael Johnson of 2601 Hwy 308 Labadieville, LA., age 40, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Johnson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding…READ MORE